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Sitting at the Iron Range Bar and Grill inside the Xcel Energy Center, after a Minnesota Wild press conference, one would think to only see crazy die-hard hockey journalists eating hot dogs and Walleye fingers.

Tell that to Larry Fitzgerald Sr.

Fitzgerald, a sportswriter for the Minnesota-based Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, has spent over 30 years covering football, a game he loved, a game in which he too was a gifted athlete.

He attended Indiana State University, during the same time Larry Bird was played college ball for the Sycamores.

Fitzgerald Sr. had dreams of being a professional athlete, similar to his son, All-Pro Arizona Cardinal wideout Larry Fitzgerald Jr. When it didn't pan out, he devoted himself to being a journalist, and one of the best.

It didn't even occur to me that this nice gentleman sitting next to me was the father of one of the most talented receivers in the NFL.

I started to chat with him, not even knowing his name, just trying to get to know the man kind enough to share lunch with me...

Read Complete Article at Bleacher Report - Sports & Society
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